"A politician's goal is always to manipulate public debate. I think there are some politicians with higher goals. But all of them get corrupted by power."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Dean Koontz on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Dean Koontz on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Dean Koontz on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Dean Koontz on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Dean Koontz on Booker T. Washington
"One of the things I like enormously about Bob Weinstein is that that he's the only studio head I have ever known who will change his mind and say he was wrong."
"Nothing gives us courage more readily than the desire to avoid looking like a damn fool."
"There's sometimes a weird benefit to having an alcoholic, violent father. He really motivated me in that I never wanted to be anything like him."
"Like all of us in this storm between birth and death, I can wreak no great changes on the world, only small changes for the better, I hope, in the lives of those I love."
"In my books, I never portray violence as a reasonable solution to a problem. If the lead characters in the story are driven to it, it's at the extreme end of their experience."